An excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo from The Spiritual Path
Sometimes the ordained have problems with desire. When you take on robes, it doesn’t mean that desire ceases. Why not make that desire meaningful? You can offer desire to the Three Precious Jewels. It’s not a big secret […]
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo during a “Good Heart Retreat”
Seriously, I do feel that there’s something wrong with the way we’re practicing religion. I really do feel that it is the job of spiritual people, who have as a centerpiece in their religion the idea of […]
The following is respectfully quoted from “The Way of the Bodhisattva” by Shantideva as translated by the Padmakara Translation Group and published by Shambhala:
1. With joy I celebrate The virtue that relieves all beings From the sorrows of the states of loss, And places those who languish in the realms of bliss.
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo offered during a “Good Heart Retreat”
How can we possibly move in the direction of encouraging spiritual centers, churches, whatever, to take responsibility for the community around them without prejudice and without distinction? Let’s say, as Buddhists, we would be interested in […]
The following is respectfully quoted from “Sutra of the Wise and Foolish” by Stanley Frye
Flower of the Gods
Thus have I heard at one time: the Enlightened One was residing in the sity of Śrāvastī at Jetavana monastery in Añathapindika’s park together with an assembly of one-thousand two-hundred and fifty monks. At […]
The following is respectfully quoted from “The Jewel Ornament of Liberation” by Gampopa, as translated by Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche:
Six subjects describe the details of action bodhicitta. The summary:
Reflection on the faults and virtues Definition, classification, Increase, perfection, and Result — These seven comprise the perfection of generosity.
I. Reflection […]
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Western Chod”
Then I began to examine parts of my body. I thought to myself, “Well, if this absolute nature is the only thing that makes sense, if this absolute nature is the only thing that seems precious and worthy and […]
The following is a Children’s Video based on a story by Woody Rowe and prepared by students of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:
A story of kindness, courage and generosity to delight young and old alike…
The following is respectfully quoted from “The Way of the Bodhisattva” by Shantideva:
15. Bodhichitta, the awakening mind, In brief is said to have two aspects: First, aspiring, bodhichitta in intention: Then active bodhichitta, practical engagement.
16. Wishing to depart and setting out upon the road, This is how the difference is conceived. The […]
The following is respectfully quoted from “Enlightened Courage” by His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche:
If I do not give away My happiness for others’ pain, Buddhahood will never be attained. And even in samsara, joy will fly from me.
Enlightenment will be ours when we are able to care for others as […]